Difficulty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old difficulty quotes, difficulty sayings, and difficulty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion. Suzanolori Parks
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. Rabindranath Tagore
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. Niels Bohr
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior. M. Scott Peck
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character. Tony Robbins
Difficulty is the nurse of greatness. William C. Bryant
A difficulty is a light. An insurmountable difficulty is a sun. Paul Valery
Every difficulty draws us toward a higher power than ourselves. Lailah Gifty Akita
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. John Maynard Keynes
The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share. Roy L. Smith
The greatest difficulty always comes right before the birth of a dream. Joel Osteen
Difficulty is what wakes up the genius. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Difficulty comes not only because of your mistakes, but once you try to make an excuse or accuse someone else, your mind stops thinking. Masayoshi Son
The difficulty with any sort of esteem is that more is expected of you. Judi Dench
Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for. Stanisław I Leszczyński
Difficulty is one of the prices that we pay for our blessings. Sterling W Sill
Life must pass through difficulty in order to achieve any modicum of beauty. Colum Mccann
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible. Alan Watts
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. Homer
The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve. Samuel Smiles
The difficulty is not making a decision, it's living with the consequences. Micah Baldwin
Difficulty shows what men are. Epictetus
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. Edward R. Murrow
When you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery. Lord Kelvin
Every difficulty requires new strategy to overcome it. Lailah Gifty Akita
Difficulty is inevitable. Drama is a choice. Anita Renfroe
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it. Rene Descartes
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. Epicurus
Difficulty attracts the man of character because it is in embracing it that he realizes himself. Charles De Gaulle
The best way out of a difficulty is through it. Will Rogers
Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart. Mary Anne Radmacher
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer. Emmet Fox
You gain strength with every difficulty, which you boldly overcome. Lailah Gifty Akita
Difficulty is our most reliable narrative engine. Leslie Jamison
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time. Arthur Schopenhauer
The difficulty is that we try to perfect others before we perfect ourselves. Sri Chinmoy
It is only when a person gets into difficulty that one can truly see his heart. Matthew Polly
You have to push through every difficulty to achieve the goal. Lailah Gifty Akita
People seem to sometimes have a difficulty drawing that line between the character and the person. Clark Duke
The difficulty is not to write, but to write what you mean. Robert Louis Stevenson
It is not the path which is the difficulty; rather, it is the difficulty which is the path. Soren Kierkegaard
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach. Maya Angelou
Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble. Hugh Prather
A difficulty journey is more revealing of character than any discussion or analysis. Michael Treanor
Every difficulty is an opportunity for personal growth. Lailah Gifty Akita
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty. Henri Frederic Amiel
Where there is no difficulty there is no praise. Samuel Johnson
The difficulty is to know conscience from self-interest. William Dean Howells
If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this. Friedrich August von Hayek